This post is about free Plagiarism tools that teachers can use to deter students from cheating on assignments, which raises the quality of work for your course. Instructors can see at a glance assignments that are original and ones that contain content copied from the Internet. I have assembled all these tools in a guide below for you to download and share. Let 's first start with a little introduction.
Technology has always had a close relationship with education. If you try to investigate further into this relationship you would be philosophically enthused. How come technology which is a mere product of a higher mature education can in the same time be the prime engine in the advancement of education itself ? Humanity's technological progress has impacted and, in several cases, transformed the way people are educated. Starting with the simple abacus that once made learning easier a millennia ago to the highly sophisticated word processing tools and cloud based mobile apps, education has witnessed a tremendous change both in the wasy this education is attained and also delivered.
- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
- to use (another's production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft
- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
- Turning in someone else' work as your own
- Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
- Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
- Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
- Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
- Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your world, whether you give credit or not.
P.S : Some tools included in the guide are not free and they have free trial period but given their importance I could not compile such a list without mentioning them.
Free Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators
Here is the same guide in Issuu